Mollie Hansen

Glass Installation Artist

Horn Series

 

 

I am exploring the process of creation and presentation with this exhibition. An animal horn is an object that humans have used both functionally and decoratively for centuries. It is a historically recognizable object that can symbolize nature and a human’s dominance over it. What happens when humans take this a step further and fabricate something completely new? I wanted to take the recognizable object of a horn. I wanted to display them in a matter that would be instantly recognizable for what it was by setting them up in pairs, creating a stand for a single specimen, or carving into one as is traditionally done. This is then taken a step further by using the similar display, but changing the horn in color, size, or display, to transition from a literal interpretation into an abstract one.